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New Seasonal Closure Gates Installed at Buffalo Pass

New Seasonal Closure Gates Installed at Buffalo Pass The population in Colorado is increasing, and with this, pressures on our public lands. Per the Outdoor Industry Association, Americans have flocked to outdoor recreation amid COVID restrictions. The activities that experienced the most considerable growth were running, cycling, and hiking. This year’s demand provides…

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The Yampa Valley Community Foundation awards over $280,000 to local nonprofits

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation awards over $280,000 to local nonprofits The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) announces the recipients of over $280,000 in community grants to support Arts & Culture, Health and Human Services, Education, Recreation, and Environmental causes in Routt and Moffat Counties. “Thanks to the generosity of many people across…

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Substitute teachers wanted for local school districts

WANTED: Substitutes Hamric alerted the board to a shortage of substitute teachers. It’s been a growing concern, he said, exacerbated by the pandemic.   “It’s a very limited pool,” which is especially problematic when teachers are quarantined, he said. A substitute only needs to have a high school degree, Hamric noted, as well…

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The Hayden Center Launches Capital Campaign

The Hayden Center Launches Capital Campaign by Mathew Mendisco When Ferrington Carpenter first created the Babson Carpenter Community Foundation their dream was a recreation center for West Routt County; that dream is becoming a reality with the Hayden Center. The Hayden Center will be the first regional facility in Routt County to provide…

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YVCF’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund supports a New Approach to School-based Mentoring

YVCF’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund supports a New Approach to School-based Mentoring Partners in Routt County (PRC) is excited to announce a new Volunteer School-Based Mentoring (SBM) program for the ‘20-‘21 school year. Traditionally, PRC places 6-10 paid mentors in schools to support up to 10 target students and provide other needed services. Due…

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North Routt Community Fund: Now Accepting Applications

North Routt Community Fund

The North Routt Community Fund was established at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation for the purpose to benefit North Routt County, Colorado.  Only grant requests for charitable purposes that have a public benefit will be considered. Programs and services that receive funding from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation shall not include any political…

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WHILD STORIES: Missy Dressen… Leading Across Boundaries!!

WHILD STORIES: Missy Dressen… Leading Across Boundaries!! By Michael Osterman Collaboration is not a word being used very frequently these days.  Yet without the partnership formed between various governmental agencies and private landowners, Routt County would not be seeing the many benefits of the work being done to improve wildlife habitat.  Respectively, the…

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YVCF is seeking members to serve on the South Routt Education Endowment Granting Committee

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is seeking residents of the South Routt community to serve on the South Routt Education Endowment Fund Granting Committee. The grant committee must include a minority representation of South Routt School Staff members, including up to one member from the South Routt School Board. The purpose of the…

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YVCF Awards $211,300 in Scholarships to Local Students

Scholarships were awarded to students at, Yampa Valley High School, Steamboat Springs High School, Moffat County High School, Soroco High School, Hayden High School, Meeker High School, and Colorado Mountain College. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) awarded scholarships totaling $211,300 to 108 students to attend college, university, post-graduate studies or trade school…

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT – ROB AND ELLEN RACE

On a recent cool summer morning, Ellen Race found herself on one of her favorite hiking trails, reflecting on the close-to-home outdoor access we are fortunate to enjoy in the Yampa Valley. “I never get tired of, or fail to appreciate, the joy of a simple walk through the woods surrounded by peace…

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